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Beach Driving Permits

Beach Driving permits will be sold by the Town of Topsail Beach beginning October 1, 2019 and continue through March.  Beach driving permits are only issued to four wheel drive vehicles and are for fishing purposes only.  Pleasure riding on the beach is not allowed.  Anyone caught driving on the beach without a permit will be ticketed and escorted off the beach.


November 1 thru March 31 - Permits will be sold at the Topsail Beach Police Department (812 S Anderson Blvd) Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am - 9 am. 

The cost is as follows:      SEASON PASS
                                           $50 for non-residents of the Town of Topsail Beach
                                           $25 for residents of the Town of Topsail Beach

                                           WEEKLY PASS

Documentation required to purchase a permit 

  • Driver’s License      
  • Vehicle Registration
  • State-Issued Fishing License 

The Topsail Beach permit decal must be placed on the vehicle’s windshield at the time of purchase.

Should you need additional information please contact the Topsail Beach Police Department at (910) 328-4851.